09-25-2012 02:32 PM
Hi there all,
Recently I got a Lenovo G580 (2189).
Because I need WiDi (wireless display) options I bought a Intel Centrino Advanced-N6230 wireless card. After installing this hardware an error showed up at the startup: error 1802 ... unauthorized etc etc. I did not know about Lenovo - Bios and whitelisting hardware.
Anyway this simple question remains. Which Intel Wirelesscard can I use with this laptop in order to work properly.
Cause I don't want to hack the bios
09-25-2012 03:39 PM
Hello and welcome,
I'm more familiar with ThinkPads, so please double-check anything you read in this post...
The problem with the white list is that a wireless card has to have a Lenovo FRU number. It isn't sufficient to be an Intel XYZ board, it has to be an XYZ with the firmware ( the PCI subsystem ID) modified for Lenovo. Reputable vendors will list the FRU if the board will play nice with the white list.
Take a look at the hardware maintenance manual for the G580, page 102l. It lists an Intel 6150NX with an FRU # of 20002543.
As I said, this isn't my field of expertise (if there is one...) but maybe this will at least get you started.
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09-30-2012 03:24 AM
A little bit confusing... can not find any FRU# 20002543 online... the only thing I can find is probably Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150 to fit with the whitelisted bios. Does anyone knows it for shure?
04-05-2013 06:44 AM
Not sure if if you found the right card as this thread is super old. I have a G580 and instaled the wimax 6150 card with no issues. I happen to have a spare if you'd like one. It works on my Lenovo.
04-08-2013 05:02 PM
04-13-2013 02:16 PM
Sorry for the late response, been very sick for the past two weeks. I haven't bought a Widi receiver yet, but currently I can use the WiMAX 6150 card with no problems driver and softwarewise since it is one taken off a Lenovo laptop of the same G series. The spare that I have is from Best Buy's online parts department. For your information, I'm on a G580 with the i3 processor, model name 20157. I downloaded the latest Widi drivers from Intel's website and used
a driver from Lenovo. I'm going to order a Widi receiver this coming week, and I'll let you know if it works well with the card. Anyways, if you're not in a hurry to get the card, I can send it to you midweek after I try everything out. Just paypal me for the shipping - the card was very cheap.
04-13-2013 04:16 PM
Do you have a link for where you bought the part? and how much can I get one for? I've been searching all over, no one seems to have idea what FRU is and if it is compatible with any systems
04-13-2013 10:41 PM - edited 04-13-2013 10:48 PM
Here's the card that I bought. Intel 6150 HP and Lenovo share the same part number on this card. (20002543). It is different from the regular non HP/Lenovo cards since it has a FRU that the is whitelisted.
I'll send you screenshots on Tuesday after the receiver arrives, so you can get an idea of its wireless display features.
04-14-2013 12:16 AM